The largest recall of beef in Canadian history is underway and expanding. At the time of writing this column no one, including Gerry Ritz the Harper Government’s Minister for Agriculture, knows when it will end, how many more products will be added, and when the actual problem will even be identified at the processing plant in question. I think it’s prudent at this point to take a look at what has happened and what we know at this point.
This week I would like to share my submission to Federal Electoral Boundary Commission for Ontario regarding their redistribution proposal between Thunder Bay – Rainy River and Kenora.
This week Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada deliberately and repeatedly attempted to mislead the people of Canada about the policies of Tom Mulcair and the New Democratic Party of Canada. Specifically, the Conservatives repeatedly made the claim that Canada’s New Democrats support a carbon-tax and would implement one if we were elected to govern. This is categorically false and they know it.
This week there were some rather important developments for many constituents in our riding. The City of Thunder Bay has announced information sessions for flood disaster relief for affected citizens,and the Electoral Boundaries Commission has announced changes to our riding that could affect the services people receive in the west end of our riding around Lake of the Woods.
It was a busy week around the country as MPs ramp up for another session of parliament in Ottawa that begins on September 17th. New Democrat MPs took several days to hammer out our fall strategy in Newfoundland, while the people of Quebec elected a new government in that province’s general election.